Purls of wisdom from long-time knitter

The 69-year-old author has been knitting since he was in primary school and finds it so interesting he has even written a book about it to inspire others to take it up.

Mr Pearson will be talking about his love of knitting at this month�s Perth Craft and Quilt Fair.

He said knitting was a great creative outlet and show of identity.

�A knitter�s choice of pattern is not just an aesthetic decision but an expression of social identity,� he said.

�It has been my experience and the experience of many knitters I have worked with that an exploration of traditional knitting provides the strength for a personal leap into the world of creativity.�

The Perth Craft and Quilt Fair is on May 20 to 24 and showcases knitting, paper craft, textile art, vintage fashion, wearable art and a collection of Australian and internationally made quilts.

It will be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Visit www.craftevents.com.au for more information.